An official ground-breaking ceremony was held on site this week for 181 Fremont Street, an 800-foot-plus mixed-use development by San Francisco-based Jay Paul Company. Many business types were on hand for the festivities, as was Mayor Ed Lee, who gave a speech proclaiming his happiness with the new building, and all Transbay area development. "There are over 3,500 units under construction in the Tranbay Transit Center district, 35 percent of which are affordable," he proclaimed when discussing the rapidly burgeoning neighborhood. "And yes, we will build the Warriors pavilion within walking distance!," he added to loud applause. The 54-story tower will begin pounding support caissons next week for what will become "the largest mixed-use building west of the Mississsippi," according to Jay Paul Chief Investment Officer Matt Lituchy. A 5th floor sky bridge will connect the building directly to the Transbay Transit Center, one of only 2 buildings currently permitted to do so. The building will also feature a 2-story terrace beginning at the 37th floor that will unofficially separate the lower office floors from the upper residential portion. And if all that isn't enough, the project planners are also seeking LEED Platinum certification, the highest rating currently achievable in the LEED system and a rare feat for highrise construction.
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